silent letters (was broadcasters)

Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri Aug 11 14:39:27 UTC 2000

Rima McKinzey asks:

The"o" in "iron" is silent??

and Robert Kelly <kelly at BARD.EDU> reacts:

I've heard speakers (south midlands?) say 'iron' as a monosyllable, though
a 'long' one, something like /aHrn/.  In that sense, o is not
pronounced...but I think the original posting meant to say 'o is not
pronounced in the ways we usually associate with o'

Yes, Robert, that latter is what I meant. Thank you.

-- Mark

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